Screenshots of latest Apple Mac OS X Leopard build

“In late July Apple released Build 9A499 of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to ADC members. This build represented the first since WWDC and offers very little major change but does implement some excellent visual changes and many, many minor ones,” World of Apple reports.

“At WWDC this year the Finder got a major revamp, adding a brand new 3D style Dock, transparent menu-bar and Stacks,” World of Apple reports.

“In this build Apple has tweaked all of these features, the menu-bar is still transparent but feels more natural now as the majority of the icons no longer have white backgrounds. Text sometimes feels out of place, especially if you have a dark desktop background and the menus that drop down from selected objects still feel a little too solid,” writes World of Apple.

Full article, with gallery of screenshots, here.

59 Comments

  1. I like the way it looks. There’s a crispness to it that’s missing in Vista (too much teh Shiny®), yet it’s somewhat muted and subtle. It’s actually relaxing to me. If anything, I find that weird. I like to look at it because it’s easy on the eyes. Never said that about an OS before.

  2. *whisper*… “vista 2.0…”

    Oh! How sweet! All that translucency and shiny… ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    I thought you Mac People had better taste?

    Five years from now everyone will laugh at this trend of translucent eye candy – which really serves no purpose (on Pc or Mac).

  3. Feels snappier!

    But is it secure?

    It’s being passed around the geeks here at La Vegas as I speak.

    You see the new game is to find the exploits before release, then hope Apple misses one or two, and then announce them to the public at large when Apple does release the new version.

    Step three: Instant fame!

  4. Hey nittany4 . I will reserve judgement until I have it on my computer, but from what I see here, yes, I want to have a solid white menu bar too.

    It is nice there is choice for finder motifs. I always use column view, and am having a hard time imagining how “cover flow” could be more functional.

  5. AAHHAAAHHAA! It took 6 years for them to think of making the menu bar transparent? No wonder they’re losing market share to Vista!

    Start of 2007: Vista 0.18% – Intel Mac 1.88% – Total Mac 6.22%

    6 months later: Vista 5.41% – Intel Mac 2.61% – Total Mac 5.97%

    Vista has only been on sale for SIX months. Intel Macs have been on sale for EIGHTEEN! With all the annoying commercials from beginning of 2006, people know what Macs are now. No excuse. Face it. Macs suck.

    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=5

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